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The Truth about ObamaCare

New HHS regional director dispels myths

2 Comments · Wednesday, January 18, 2012
It’s been nearly two years since the embattled notion of universal healthcare was whittled down into something that could make it onto President Obama’s desk for a signature. And still, the public’s literacy about the law is lacking.   

Our Favorite NYE Events

Mix up something special this New Year’s Eve

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 21, 2011
There are many delightful ways to pass from this year and into the next — most of them involve you being subdued by demon alcohol — but there are also an amazing array of happenings at which local artistic masters will inspire you with their creativity, passion and finesse.  

Into the Fire

A first-person account of Fire Ops 101

0 Comments · Tuesday, December 20, 2011
The haze of the smoke has already crept to the first floor. We’re walking bowlegged up the building’s stairs because the center of the steps is the first part to be weakened by the fire. I have a fire hose under my arm.  

School Board Incumbents Retain Seats; Kuhns Joins Board

Bolton: Levy loss “devastating”

3 Comments · Wednesday, November 9, 2011
There were no surprises in the Cincinnati School Board elections Tuesday night; Incumbents Eve Bolton and A. Chris Nelms held their seats and newcomer Alex Kuhns also won a spot on the board. The Hamilton County Democratic Party had stumped for the trio as a bloc and their names were the most familiar to voters.   

Unions jubilant over SB5 repeal

Conservative City Council members swept away by tide

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 9, 2011
The post-election party celebrating the public's execution of Senate Bill No. 5 was jubilant and electrifying. Throughout the night at the Holy Grail Tavern downtown, cheers could be heard celebrating the waves of election reports as they came in.   

Events: USS Nightmare Captain's Tour

0 Comments · Tuesday, October 25, 2011
This rusting, hellish tub is already terrifying on an average night (if there is such a thing during this season of ghouls) but the Unrated Captain's Tour is a horrific ramping up of the fear factor d  

Land of Illusion

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 19, 2011
The Land is not one but five intense, haunted attractions. It’s our region’s “scream park,” the haunted house version of Disneyworld. New for this year is the Field of Screams, which is a mildly scary maze for young kids. The park’s vibe and clientele are overwhelmingly youthful — most of the patrons were teens — but the frights will creep out the most jaded adult. It’s a good time, devil’s-carnival atmosphere.  

Springboro Haunted Hayride & Black Bog

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 19, 2011
The Springboro Haunted Hayride & Black Bog are some of the truly hidden gems of the Cincinnati haunt community. The attractions, which include a terrifically frightful dark ride and a lengthy trail excursion, are some of the best old school haunts in the region. And when we say hidden, we of course mean only to those inside the I-275 beltway. Bull Run Farms’ skill at scaring the life out of its guests is well known from West Chester to Dayton.  

Halloween Walk in the Woods

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 19, 2011
It's not just a free show for kids, it's a really awesome free show for kids. If you've been to other Blue Ash events, like the Taste of Blue Ash, you know they do a good job at providing top-notch entertainment for all of us freeloaders. This one's no different.  

Kings Island Halloween Haunt

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 12, 2011
It’s really, really big. As in the biggest haunt you’ll visit this season or, likely, any other. There are eight indoor mazes, four outdoor mazes, two live shows and a ton of twisted October ambiance to soak up. There’s something particularly creepy about an amusement park at night. Generous volumes of fog and a horde of costumed ghouls and freaks make a simple stroll among the coasters scary for many folks.